The 3 festive filming locations you can visit in the UK from multicoloured streets to tiny pubs | The Sun

IF YOU haven't found your Christmas spirit just yet, then maybe it's time to visit one of these festive filming locations.

A team of travel experts at have revealed the seven filming locations holidaymakers can visit – and three of their top picks are in the UK.

Love Actually

While the cobbled street and colourful houses may look very unassuming, the pink house at number 27 was used as a filming location in Love Actually.

Set on St Luke's Mews in Notting Hill, the brightly-coloured house was used as a backdrop for the moment Mark (played by Andrew Lincoln) expressed his love to Juliet (played by Keira Knightley) on a series of handwritten signs.

Although the road is public and visiting the street is an easy task, the council has had to ask people not to turn up and take pictures.

Another one of the film's crucial moments was also shot in London.

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The heartfelt chat between Daniel (played by Liam Neeson) and his stepson Sam (played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster) was filmed on a bench in front of Gabriel's Wharf on South Bank.

The bench is located outside The Wharf Restaurant in London at 56 Upper Ground, SE1 9PP.

The Holiday

While Shere, a village in Surrey, dates all the way back to 1086, when it was mentioned in the Domesday Book, it has a much more modern claim to fame.

The tiny English village has been made famous as a filming location for the much-loved film The Holiday.

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Several spots in the town were used in the movie, including the White Horse Pub.

In the film, Amanda (played by Cameron Diaz) and Graham (played by Jude Law) enjoy a cosy date in the Grade II listed building.

Other filming locations in the town include

And it's not just The Holiday that films there – The Wedding Date as well as Bridget Jones was shot there too.

The Nativity!

While popular TV shows like Merlin were filmed at Warwick Castle, the Medieval fortress was also used as a set for the Christmas film The Nativity!

Other places across the West Midlands also featured in the feel-good film, including Avoncroft Museum, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Coventry Cathedral.

John Charnock, CEO of said: "Fans can actually visit the filming locations of some of the most classic festive movies.

"You can ride on the train that inspired The Polar Express and go ice skating at the Rockefeller Christmas tree where Buddy and Jovie have their first kiss in Elf.

"Fans can also visit iconic homes of Christmas movie characters – like the McCallisters' house in Home Alone and Ralphie Parker’s home in A Christmas Story."

Top seven Christmas movie locations you can actually visit

  1. St. Luke's Mews, Notting Hill – Love Actually
  2. Warwick Castle – Nativity!
  3. Owosso, Michigan – The Polar Express
  4. Shere, Surrey – The Holiday
  5. The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center, NYC – Elf
  6. 671 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, Illinois – Home Alone 2
  7. 3159 W 11th St, Cleveland, Ohio – A Christmas Story

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